Rachael Ward - Counsellor, Supervisor & Couples Counsellor BA Hons, BACP
I am a qualified and experienced Counsellor, Accredited Interpersonal Therapist, Couples Counsellor and Supervisor. I have extensive knowledge and experience gained through working as a therapist within the NHS and private practice. I offer a professional service from my home in a quiet and confidential setting.
I am experienced in helping clients to understand and work through depression and anxiety symptoms to feel more integrated and secure. This in turn leads to feeling more confident about themselves, abilities and their relationships. I integrate different models of therapy based on the clients individual needs, goals and personal requirements from therapy:
Within the NHS I specialise in Interpersonal Therapy- this a modern therapy recommended by NICE guidelines which primarily focus on the way our relationships affect us and also how other mental health difficulties can affect our relationships. This therapeutic approach specialises in grief, transition/life changes, relationship difficulties with self and disputes/relationships with others, such as family, friends and colleagues.
One of my passions is Individual Counselling- this is a popular choice for it’s flexibility and successful outcomes. This includes exploring emotional difficulties and making sense of difficult situations. I help make links to past and present experiences to gain deeper insight and understanding of yourself and patterns of communicating with others. I provide caring support whilst processing painful experiences and emotions to gain new perspectives, solutions and help to remove any blocks preventing you from living a more fulfilling life.
My growing interest in relationships and personal growth led me to train and deliver Couples Counselling - this centres around helping couples to develop a deeper level of communication; encouraging each to express and hear the other's needs, developing ways to resolve conflict and identify ways to make changes that will support and nurture closeness and growth in their relationship. It can also helps process issues with marital affairs and family disputes, and provide support through difficult transitions, separation and divorce.
Due to the recent virus outbreak I am able to provide video calls or telephone sessions if preferred.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Couples counselling for Depression (Tavistock training- Leeds)
- Interpersonal Supervisor Training (NSCAP Leeds)
- Accredited Interpersonal Therapist (NSCAP Leeds)
- Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- BA honours in Person-Centred Counselling
- level 4 NCFE diploma in understanding Autism
Registered Member of the BACP
Accredited member of IPTuk
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual Therapy £35
Couples Counselling £50
Concession for trainee counsellors
Weekend appointments available.